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Remember, you can also find some great main meal suggestions in 'Quick and easy', 'On a budget' and 'Special occasions'. Many of the recipes found in 'Starters, snacks and sides' can be made into mains, too.

Aubergine and chickpea penne

The harissa/chilli sauce gives this recipe just enough heat - gorgeous! Serves 4.

Ingredients ...(Read more)

Glazed tempeh, bok choi and soba noodles

You can substitute the tempeh for tofu or seitan if you prefer.(Read more)

Grilled pumpkin and black bean burger

An easy to make burger bursting with flavour.(Read more)

Red onion tart

Tuck into this tart.(Read more)

Sichuan mixed vegetables

If you've ever considered veggies boring, this dish is sure to convince you otherwise. Serves 4.

Ingredients ...(Read more)

Sweet and sour aubergines

Succulent and savoury.(Read more)

African stew

You can't open a newspaper these days without reading about the wonders of kale - if you're not a massive...(Read more)

Chickpea tagine

If you're not a big fan of dried apricots you could always substitute raisins or even dates. Whichever you use,...(Read more)

Cornish pasties

If you thought becoming vegan meant giving up all your favourite foods and living off salads, this recipe alone proves...(Read more)

Leek and mushroom pasta

Ideal for a quick, family supper - even the kids will love this one. Serves 4.


Millet and tofu cakes

Everyone - vegan and non-vegan alike - becomes tired of the same old pasta and rice dishes that we all...(Read more)

Millet and vegetable risotto

You'll notice this recipe calls for pesto. You can find ready-made vegan versions in the free-from aisle of many big...(Read more)


Full of nutty goodness, this is a much healthier - and kinder - version of a Greek classic. Enjoy!

Serves...(Read more)

Plaintain and spinach curry

Sometimes you just can't beat a good curry. Instead of shelling out cash for a greasy take-away, why not give...(Read more)

Shepherd's pie

No sheep will be harmed in the making of this pie.


Spinach quiche

Ah, quiche - another one of those dishes you thought were firmly off the menu now that you're vegan. Yet...(Read more)

Stuffed baked courgettes with cashews and wild rice

This is a great dinner party option. Not only will it impress your friends, but if you have this ready...(Read more)

Sweet and sour vegetables

This gorgeous sauce is a great way to jazz up your veggies. For a variation you could also try adding...(Read more)

Thai sweet potato bean stew

Beans and sweet potatoes are bathed in rich coconut milk with a little heat from the jalapeno. The best part...(Read more)

Vegan 'cheese' and spinach pie

There are so many brands of vegan cheese on the market now, all with very distinct flavours and textures. If...(Read more)

Vegetable pasties

Pasties, including vegetable ones, have appeared in cookbooks since the 1300s.

Vegetable stock

Because no recipe section would be complete without this kitchen staple. Stock is a great way to use up...(Read more)

Vegetable sushi

There's a bit of a knack to making sushi but practicing is in itself great fun and once you've cracked...(Read more)